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Mortality Rates

What We Know And Don't Know About Ebola's Collateral Damage

Kim Yi Dionne | Posted 11.02.2014 | Science
Kim Yi Dionne

The Ebola outbreak may also indirectly kill people, by causing a sharp increase in non-Ebola deaths (e.g., deaths due to Malaria, or typhoid fever). Can this "collateral damage" be larger than the recorded death toll, as several reports in the media have suggested?

Middle-Aged People More Likely To Die During Economic Booms

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

Middle-aged and older adults have a higher likelihood of dying during times of economic expansion than when the economy is shrinking, according to a s...

She Counts

Shannon Trilli | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Shannon Trilli

We can't forget her. We can't forget any of them: the expectant mothers in still-developing nations who hope against long odds to make it through their pregnancies and safely deliver healthy babies. Despite global strides in improving maternal health, the journey of these women remains treacherous. Last July, I got an up-close look.

Reducing Maternal Mortality Means Increasing Access to Care

Anne Goddard | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Throughout our 75-year history, a legacy that traces back to caring for displaced orphans after the second Sino-Japanese War, our focus at ChildFund International has been on improving the lives of countless children throughout the developing world.

Male Mortality Hot Spots

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.30.2013 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The global map of the ratio of male to female life expectancy is telling. There are only four countries where men are expected to live as long or longer than women: Tonga, Qatar, Tuvalu, Kuwait.

America's Best-Kept Secret: We All Die Too Young

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Mary Anne Mercer

Did you know that, as an American, you're likely to have worse health and die younger than someone in virtually any other rich nation in the world? This is true regardless of who you are or what you do to live as healthy a life as possible.

Why Sitting Is So Bad For You, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz talked about why sitting can be so detrimental to your health when he joined me on Monday...

Alexander Eichler

Report: Lack Of Health Care Leads To 26,000 Deaths A Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Not having health insurance could put your life at risk. Or it might not make any difference at all. A new study has calculated that more than 26,0...

Help Me Save a Million Men

Jed Diamond | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Jed Diamond

If we can reduce men's risk of death to the same level as women's, we can save nearly a million men within three years.

Strong Job Market Can Kill People: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

A falling unemployment rate is typically good news, but some economists point to a glaring downside. When the jobless rate falls, the death rate goes ...

For Health's Sake, Share and Enjoy Lots of Lovin', on Valentine's Day and Year Round

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In the human health equation, love in all its varieties rains down benefits for us. So let's take this day to celebrate the joy, pleasure and positive psychology that love from all sources brings to our mental and physical health.

Countries Where Adult Death Rates Are Lowest (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Men around the world take note: if you are looking to live to a ripe old age, you best move to Iceland. According to a new study published last mont...

Maternal Mortality Rate Rising (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The California Department of Health has reported that the number of women who have died in childbirth is increasing, having tripled in the last 10 yea...

From Heartbreak To Heart Attack: What You And Your Loved Ones Need To Know

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Chronic, half-hearted living is associated with a syndrome called "Vital Exhaustion," which, turns out to be the predecessor to a heart attack.